Byron Simonds, Ag Extension Agent, Nc Cooperative Extension Service
On Oct 20, 3:49pm, Edna M Weigel wrote:
> Subject: insect (true bug) control on pistachios
> Dear SANETers:
> I have a new friend who purchased a pistachio orchard and wants
> to convert to organic methods. Their first harvest had severe damage
> from leaf-footed plant bugs, stink bugs, and lygus bugs leaving some of
> the nuts off tasting. Other pistachio growers in her area (high desert
> in Arizona) spray with Pounce.
> I know almost nothing about pistachios and I haven't been
> especially successful at controling the occassional outbreaks of any kind
> of sucking bugs (that is true bugs) in my own garden. Can any of you
> help? I don't want to send her to our county agent who is NOT
> sympathetic to organic concepts. Are there some cultural things she can
> do? Are there some organic controls available? I will forward any
> suggestions to her.
> Best Regards, Edna
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